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    WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DIVISION?  The mission of the IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.

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    WHAT DOES A COMPUTER ENGINEER DO? As a Computer Engineer with the IRS, you will perform complex assignments to modernize and enhance the software systems that perform tax administration. Your responsibilities will include the analysis, planning, design, implementation, and documentation of the structural framework to align IT strategy, plans, and systems with the mission, goals, structure and processes of the IRS. An IRS computer engineer develops plans for transitioning legacy systems to target architecture while documenting key processes, and ensures that the systems conform to information security policies, practices and applicable federal mandates. Examples of specific assignments may include the software development for a major project or system initiative involving new or unexplored areas of system theory, data structures, architecture and communications; overseeing the development of integrated systems; or conducting a technological assessment of a portfolio of Enterprise wide software suites that provide business operations and infrastructure support for day to day IRS operations on a National level.

    As a Computer Engineer, you will:

    • Provide direction to the IT executives and business units on all aspects necessary to deliver new IT systems and solutions or modernize legacy systems, including planning, architecture, design, development, legacy migration, testing security, delivery and operations for hardware/software information systems.
    • Serve as engineering design authority responsible for creating/reviewing/guiding detailed engineering designs for major programs and/or projects.
    • Initiate, direct, or conduct engineering or information systems studies and alternative analyses of products/tools to implement a complex end to end solution and conduct analysis on how decision/design approaches impacts architecture delivery.
    • Articulate the architectural vision, conceptualize and experiment with alternative architectural approaches, create models and component and interface specification documents, and validate the proposed architecture against requirements and assumptions in order to design, acquire and implement major prototype and developmental systems, or to make extensive modifications and upgrades to existing systems, taking into account changing requirements and interfaces, advances in technology, and evolving standards.
    • Participate in Enterprise Architecture Governance Board, provides oversight to SOA Governance, Best Practices and Standards for all systems, and develop and establish processes by which emerging and open source technologies are identified and incorporated into future development efforts.
    • Support service restorations teams as part of incident management, conduct root cause analysis as part of problem management support, conduct code reviews on request to support application development.

    If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov


    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    00 - Positions advertised at the Grade 13 and Grade 14 level and they do not have a journey level.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509756200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.